July 26 2007 Thursday Morning to Okanagan
I am heading up to the Okanagan Thursday, leaving early from North Delta - can be flexible any time between 6 and say 9 am but earlier is better (within reason) as it is supposed to be a clear hot day. Route will be Hope, Princeton, and depending on interest from anyone else riding I will go either North at Princeton via Aspen Grove to the Coquihalla Connector, or continue East to Keremeos then though Penticton and up. End destination for me is Kalamalka Lake, just this side of Vernon and both are nice roads.
I am in no rush to get up there, so I intend to make stops along the way and arrive in good shape. Pace will be moderate, I'll be loaded up a bit and while I like to play in the corners I'm not big on blasting the straights - one look at the size of the rear sprocket and the amount of wind protection (ie, none) on my streetfighter VFR and I'm sure you'll understand.
I will be riding back down Monday August 6th (end of the long weekend), will not be doing a round trip on Thursday. For those looking for a bit of adventure, I can likely arrange somewhat rustic overnight accomodations for Thursday night before your ride back. You will need a sleeping bag and not too much else - just ask...
If you're staying up in the area you my also want to join a few of us (two others who are already up there and myself) for a local ride from Vernon to Needles during the stay.
steve at dale-johnson dot ca
Last edited by dale-j; 07-23-2007 at 02:38 PM.
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I was planning on going to penticton/kelowna on Friday, but maybe I could leave thursday instead. I need to figure out some details but I'll get back to ya later tonight!
For anyone who's considering coming, I'm open to leaving earlier. There was good light at 5:15 this morning and there's be a lot less traffic.
'Busa girls, God love 'em
post up your confirmed time and meet place,
I'd like to join you for a run up to princeton maybe stop at manning park...for lunch or breaky...dependent on time your planning on leaving
I might be able to twist (Bluenote) Cory's arm to come as well